SharePoint Online is a web-based collaborative platform that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications, hosted in the Microsoft cloud. Any business of any size can subscribe to a Microsoft 365 plan or the standalone SharePoint Online service. With SharePoint Online, employees can not only store files and documents, but they can also create custom intranet or internet sites for document sharing and collaboration with colleagues, partners, and customers. SharePoint Online sites allow organizations to change branding elements such as site logos and colors used throughout the site.
OneDrive for Business, part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products, is used to store and sync private organizational documents from a team site or SharePoint Online site. The service securely connects to the Microsoft cloud and enables the sharing of all files stored online to a PC or mobile device for online and offline use.
SharePoint Application and Use Cases
SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business provide a platform for local and global business groups to work together, help organizations more effectively communicate and collaborate, can be customized and provide monitoring, reporting, and analytics capabilities across a diverse set of use cases.
SharePoint Online supports enterprise content and document management for the storage, retrieval, searching, archiving, tracking, and management of electronic documents and records. SharePoint Online also provides a sophisticated search function and integrates with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office for real-time document collaboration and editing. Also, the service supports Power Automate and Power Apps from Microsoft.
SharePoint Online can be used as an internet or intranet portal to provide central access to an organization’s data and applications. With team collaboration capabilities, SharePoint Online supports project scheduling that integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Project, social collaboration, shared mailboxes, and secure project-related document storage, all based around Microsoft’s concept of a Team Site.
Providing file hosting services, Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business solution secures, stores and synchronizes personal and private documents in a central location making it easy for organizational users to share and collaborate on documents in the cloud. The service supports real-time document collaboration, auditing, and reporting, SSO/ADFS/Directory sync, and has built-in standards compliance.
SharePoint Online’s custom application development capabilities allow for the rapid prototyping and deployment of integrated web applications. Developers can also use SharePoint’s cross-platform security and information management capabilities. Finally, SharePoint Online features an enterprise “app store” for external applications that provide additional features and application integrations for corporate user and document data.
Technical Framework SharePoint Services
Technical Framework offers comprehensive SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business implementation and consulting services that include SharePoint deployment as well as custom design and development of internet and intranet web portals. Technical Framework also implements and maintains SharePoint best practices to help clients maximize organizational productivity and collaboration.